Richmond District


The Richmond District is an area in San Francisco bordered by popular locations such at The Presidio National Park, Lincoln Park, Ocean Beach, Laurel Heights and Park Presidio Boulevard. The area is separated into two parts, Outer and Inner Richmond. The Richmond District was originally developed in the late 1800's and was given its name by one of its earliest. The name has faced controversy over the years and had been named the Park-Presidio District, but is now officially called the Richmond District, even though locals have referred to it in this manner for years. The district saw its biggest growth following the great San Francisco earthquake. Ethnic groups from Russia moved to the area following the revolution and civil war in their country. During the mid-20th century, Chinese immigrants began moving into the area and remain the largest ethnic group in the district. New Chinatown is a commercial strip in the district that features restaurants, pubs, bars and shops. Another area, called Little Russia, is located near the cathedral and features Russian restaurants, grocery stores and bakeries. The area is home to the Lincoln Park and Golf Course, the California Palace of the Legion of Honor, the Veterans Affairs Hospital and the part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area.

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